Septentrio has launched the AsteRx SB3, a family of next generation GNSS receivers that, it says, is ideal for mining applications.
This receiver offers superior availability of RTK high-accuracy positioning due to its ability to track a wide variety of signals from all currently operating Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including not only GPS and GLONASS but also the European Galileo and Chinese BeiDou. Even in dual-antenna mode AsteRx SB3 uses triple-frequency tracking to maximise robustness and availability of its heading angles, the company says.
Silviu Taujan, Product Manager at Septentrio, said: “The AsteRx SB3 brings state-of-the-art GNSS positioning and heading performance in a very compact and rugged enclosure that is fully certified and ready to use. Its simplicity and ease of use make it a truly plug-and-play device, allowing customers to have a fully operational system within minutes.”
The new product line includes two types of receivers, both offering unique triple-band sub-degree GNSS heading. The first, AsteRx SB3 Pro, is a high-performance “rover” receiver featuring the latest core GNSS+ algorithms for maximal reliability and availability in challenging environments, such as near high structures or under foliage. The second product, AsteRx SB3 Pro+, adds value to the Pro version with base station functionality and internal logging. It also offers higher update rates and ultra-low latency, both important factors for fast moving vehicles or mechanical components in automation or guidance systems.
AsteRx SB3 products are pin-to-pin compatible with Septentrio’s AsteRx SB ProDirect receiver and with the recently released AsteRx SBi3 GNSS/INS system, making it simple to change receivers, the company says.